Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Some of you may know, but for those of you who don't, I live in what may possibly be the least vegan-friendly metropolitan area. Ever. The closest health food store is about a 30 minute drive from my apartment and the selection is kind of limited. For the past year and a half, I've been avidly searching for miso in any grocery store I go to and it simply is not there. I've looked in the international food section and nothin'. Someone tell me where you typically find miso in your town with a staggering population of 30,000. Plz?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

The only thing richer than chocolate chip pancakes for brunch are the damn Waltons. (Go ahead, slap your knee. We both know you want to.) Dripping with Earth Balance and and maple syrup, these are heart attack waiting to happen. A delicious heart attack.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
3 tbs Splenda (yes, I am yet another slave to the Splenda con)
1 cup soy or rice milk
2 tbs canola oil
substitute for one egg (I use Ener-G)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup chocolate chips (or more)

Heat a large pan on medium-low heat before mixing ingredients. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and wet in a separate medium bowl. Combine mixtures. Add your chips until well combined. I find it is best to use a ladle to spoon your batter in to the pan to get the perfect measurements for a pancake. Also, I discovered that it far better to have someone to share these pancakes. Pancakes are obviously the kind of food that requires company.